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The Best Misfits Album
Static Age - Misfits
Member Name: dkkat
Static Age - Misfits
Advantages: Glenn Danzig's voice is one of a kind and sounds its best on this album.
Disadvantages: The sound quality and production isnt great.
Review of The Misfits - Static Age.
Recorded in February 1978 but not released fully until 1997, Static Age was the first album by American Punk/Horror band The Misfits. The line up was Glenn Danzig on vocals, Franché Coma on guitar, Jerry Only on bass and Mr. Jim on drums. The album was produced by Dave Achelis.
The tracks We Are 138, Attitude, Bullet and Hollywood Babylon were released on the Bullet single in 1978 and then re released in 1980 with a remixed version of Last Caress on the Beware EP.
A live version of We Are 138 can be found on the Evilive EP which was released in 1982.
Between 1983 and 1995 three compilation albums were released containing 16 of the songs from the album.
In 1997 the full album was released including In the Doorway which had never before been released on any of the compilations.
The track listing is as follows:
1. Static Age
2. TV Casualty
3. Some Kinda Hate
4. Last Caress
5. Return of the Fly
6. Hybrid Moments
7. We Are 138
8. Teenagers from Mars
9. Come Back
11. Hollywood Babylon
14. Theme for a Jackal
16. Spinal Remains
17. In the Doorway
Track 18. Consists of outtakes and 'studio banter'
Track 19. Is a blank track.
A lot of the songs on the album are related to horror movies, such as Return of the Fly. Bullet is about the Kennedy assassination and has hateful and sexually explicit lyrics aimed at John F. Kennedys wife, Jacqueline Kennedy.
The album in my opinion features the bands best and most important songs. It has been extremely influential on modern rock music with bands such as Green Day covering Hybrid Moments, Metallica covering Last Caress and Volbeat covering Angelfuck just to name a few.
I would recommend this album to any punk rock or rock music fan.
This is without doubt my favourite album of all time.
Summary: One of the best albums in American punk.